Meningitis ACWY Vaccine and certificate for Hajj and Umrah – Norwood

If you are due to travel for Hajj or Umrah to Saudi Arabia, make sure that you check the compulsory requirements for Meningitis ACWY vaccination and certificate.
You can get the Meningitis ACWY vaccine and certificate at Deejay Chemist in Norwood. Simply book your appointment online.

Meningitis ACWY vaccination certificate requirement for Hajj and Umrah

Adults and children over the age of one year are required to present a valid Meningitis ACWY vaccination certificate. The vaccination should be administered within the last 3 years and at least 10 days before arrival in Saudi Arabia.
For the latest information on Hajj and Umrah Vaccination, visit the following links.

Hajj & Umrah Vaccination Service

Deejay Chemist, 154 Norwood Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9AZ

What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is an infectious disease of the protective membranes that surround the brain and the spinal cord. It is a very serious condition and if not treated promptly, it can cause severe blood poisoning (sepsis), brain damage and death.

How does Meningitis spread?

Meningitis is usually caused by viral or bacterial infections. Bacterial infection is less common but more severe.
Meningitis is spread through:
The virus or bacteria that causes meningitis is carried by people in their noses or throat who are not usually ill themselves.
It is recommended that during Hajj and Umrah, pilgrims should maintain good hygiene standards. This includes wearing masks in congested areas and not sharing water bottles or utensils.
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Covid Vaccination and testing requirements for Hajj and Umrah

Please check the additional requirements for Covid-19 vaccinations and testing before travelling.